Welcome to the AOC

About the AOC (In Video at 5 seconds)

Since the laying of the Capitol cornerstone by George Washington in 1793, the Architect of the Capitol (AOC) has served the nation as builder and steward of many of the Nation’s most iconic and indelible landmark buildings. These include the Capitol, Capitol Visitor Center, Senate Office Buildings, House Office Buildings, Supreme Court, Library of Congress, US Botanic Garden and Capitol Campus grounds.

About the AOC (In Video at 27 seconds)

Today, under the leadership of [a href="http://www.aoc.gov/aoc/architects/Stephen-T-Ayers.cfm" target="_blank"][u]Stephen T. Ayers, Architect of the Capitol[/u][/a], the 2,600 employees of the AOC serve in diverse roles applying both modern techniques and historical tradecrafts in the care and preservation of the Capitol Campus.

About the AOC (In Video at 65.75 seconds)

The AOC works to: support the needs of nearly 30,000 occupants and millions of tourists who visit the campus annually; ensure the buildings and grounds meet modern standards for sustainability and accessibility; and preserve the historical legacy of the landmarks entrusted to the AOC’s care.